FG asks Nigerians abroad to stop funding secessionist groups

The minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed, has asked Nigerians living abroad to stop sponsoring secessionist groups.

Lai Mohammad said this during the visit by delegation of UK chapter of Nigerian in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO). He also urged members of the group to sweep the carpet off the feet of secessionist groups, insurgents and anarchists who are bent on pushing false narratives.

He said; “It is alarming and disappointing that some Nigerians in Diaspora still rely on platforms that peddle fake news and misinformation about Nigeria.

“I, therefore, want to use this opportunity to appeal to NIDO to seize the initiative from those who are bent on painting Nigeria bad in the comity of nations.

Lai Mohammed also asked members of the group to complement Government’s effort, rather than propagate fake narratives and “untrue” allegations.

“As an organised and well-connected group, I implore NIDO to leverage its contacts in government circles, parliamentary groups and global think tanks in world capitals to help change the narrative.

“I also urge them to sweep the carpet off the feet of secessionist groups, insurgents and anarchists who are bent on pushing false narratives to portray Nigeria in a bad light.

“I have no doubt that you will take this call seriously and do everything in your power to change the narrative for the better.” He added.

 

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